Duncan, Carol B.

The Black Church Studies Reader

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Table of contents

1. The Black Church Studies Reader: An Introduction
Alton B. Pollard, Carol B. Duncan

Part I. Origins

2. Black Church Studies: Some of the Roots
Henry H. Mitchell

3. Black Church Studies as Advocate and Critic of Black Christian Ecclesial Communities
Gayraud S. Wilmore

4. Black Church Studies as an Academic Interest and Initiative: A Historical Perspective
Lewis V. Baldwin

Part II. Program Initiatives

5. A Field of Study as a Field of Dreams: The Contours of Black Church Studies
Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas

6. God-Talk with Black Thinkers: An Innovative Model for Black Church Studies or James Who?
Arthur L. Pressley, Nancy Lynne Westfield

7. The Public Vocation of Religious Leaders and the Mission of Black Church Studies
Robert Michael Franklin

Part III. Purpose and Power

8. Reestablishing the Purpose and Power of the Preached Word through Black Church Studies
Teresa Fry Brown

9. Music and Worship in Black Church Studies Curricula
James Abbington

10. Black Church Studies and Scripture
Rodney S. Sadler

Part IV. Preaching and Poetics

11. All Flesh Is Eligible: A Sermon
Ella P. Mitchell

12. Good Food
Yvette Flunder

13. That Was Then, This is Now
Otis Moss

14. For Women of Color Scholars Who Have Considered Giving up/When the Church was Not Enuf
Pamela R. Lightsey

15. Noble Nubian Priestess, Sister Friends and Church Mothers, Preachers and Teachers in the House
Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan

Part V. Practices and Policy

16. Black Church Studies as Practical Theology
Dennis W. Wiley

17. The Black Church and Public Policy: Retrospect and Prospect
Harold Dean Trulear

18. Black Megachurches and the Paradox of Black Progress
Tamelyn Tucker-Worgs

Part VI. Transatlantic Crossings

19. The Ancestors are Everywhere: Black Church Studies and the African Context
Emmanuel Y. Lartey

20. Freedom to “Catch the Spirit”: Conceptualizing Black Church Studies in a Caribbean Context
Claudette A. Anderson

21. “Out of the Bitter Sea”: The Black Church and Migration in North America
Carol B. Duncan

22. Towards Greater Involvement of the British Black Church in the Secular Education of Black Youth: School Exclusion and British Black Males
Doreen McCalla

Part VII. Coming Full Circle

23. The Black Church and Its Mission for the Twenty-First Century
Dwight N. Hopkins

24. I, too, Sing Songs of Freedom: A Theo-Sociological Praxis toward an Emancipatory Ethic for the Black Church and Its Trans-Same-and-Both-Gender-Loving Members
Dorinda G. Henry

25. Closing the Academic-Ecclesiastical Gap: Black Church Studies’ Role in Eliminating Health Disparities
Selina A. Smith

26. Economic Justice and Globalization in Black Church Studies: Confronting the “Malignant Kingship” in the Post-Civil Rights Era
Juan M. Floyd-Thomas

0. Epilogue: The Endarkenment: A Parable

27. Epilogue: The Endarkenment: A Parable
Alton B. Pollard

Keywords: Religious Studies, Social Aspects of Religion, Sociology of Religion, Religion and Society, Christianity, Biblical Studies, Comparative Religion

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